By Public News Service Texas’ CARE Act for Family Caregivers: It’s a Start AUSTIN, Texas – A new state law went into effect this year to help Texans care for loved ones who are ill or have a disability, but advocates say more should be done to help family caregivers. Statistics show if the family members who assist ill or aging relatives were replaced by paid caregivers, it would cost the state more than $35 billion a year.
But according to Amanda Fredriksen, director of advocacy and outreach for AARP Texas, that doesn’t begin to account for the personal toll caregiving can place on spouses, children or other family members, who often provide continuous care for relatives who can’t care for themselves. …(Read More) …read more
Source:: Texas News Service